Sunday, September 12, 2010

Baby Sister

Phoebe Rae Bigelow arrived on September 9th at 9:47am. 7 lbs 2oz and 19" long. Perfect. Ransom & Katie dropped off a sleeping Conrad at 4:30am and went to the hospital to be induced. We thought everyone would have time to quickly get a few things done before meeting up together, but it was a day of surprises. By 9:40am Katie was fully dilated and ready to go whether we were prepared or not... everyone but Ransom and I missed the delivery. We thank the Lord that all went well.

What I will remember most is...
A room filled with love. Amazing how love can come so quickly and strong. Unbreakable. Like she has always been here and you can't imagine your life without her. The wonder of watching Ransom and Katie stretch and grow in love. Everyone taking turns tenderly holding Phoebe and including Conrad at the same time. They will both be surrounded in love.

Conrad's reaction. Thinking our almost 3 year old grandson would be completely disinterested after a few minutes, he was delightfully involved and repeatedly said in the sweetest voice 'Baby sister' 'Tiny baby sister' 'My turn' and then the fake little pouts when he had to wait his turn. He was so tender and loving and we can feel the bond these two will have as they go through life together. He will watch over her. We feel incredibly blessed sharing these grandkids with Ransom's Mom, Marian and all the Bigelows.
-Brenda





Ransom & Katie, Conrad & Phoebe

Conrad & Phoebe (1 hour old)












7 comments:

susana said...

here's a great big CONGRATS to and your whole family...I'm happy that everything worked out so beautifully beautiful!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

I have been anxiously awaiting the news! Little Phoebe is beautiful and these pictures are all so precious...love the look of delight on Conrad's face! ENJOY!

Becky said...

Your pictures are beautiful Brenda. They brought tears to my eyes. What a blessing to see Katie and Ransom and how their love is growing. I still can't believe they are the parents of two. God has chosen the perfect family for little Phoebe. I sure love you and miss you. Thanks for the photos of my beautiful Phoebe. Now I have one more girl to love♥

The Ashtons said...

I love,love,love that last picture. Congratulations! It's always such a relief when everything has gone well. What a sweet baby.

Betsy said...

What a beautiful, beautiful family!!

Andersons "Stand Sure" said...

Wow. . . isn't being a grandparent just the best. How lucky are those kids to have a Grandmother who takes such awesome pictures. I am so happy things went so well. Katie makes it look easy and I know it's not. Much love, Laura Lee~

Kim M. said...

Congratulations to all of you! She's absolutely beautiful. In one picture she looks just like Katie and then the next, just like Ransom. Time will tell. Enjoy her sweetness.